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Michel Legrand
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Composer
    (February 24, 1932-January 26, 2019)
    Born in Paris, France
    Pianist, conductor, and composer
    Recorded over 100 albums
    Composed over 200 film and television scores
    Won Oscars for Best Song for ‘The Windmills of Your Mind’ (1968), Best Original Dramatic Score for ‘Summer of ‘42’ (1971), and Best Adapted Song Score for ‘Yentl’ (1983)
    He was married three times, divorced twice.
    His only Broadway show, ‘Amour,’ closed after only 17 performances.
    He said, ‘Modern music tends to bore me now.’
    The Paris Conservatory waived its minimum age requirement and admitted him when he was ten.
    He collaborated with a wide variety of artists, from Mikes Davis to Kiri Te Kanawa to Bjork.
    Despite its short run, he was nominated for a Tony for Best Score for ‘Amour.’
    He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (1990).
    He was named a Commander of the Legion of Honor (2016).
    He said about winning Oscars, ‘Deep down, it doesn’t make you any better or worse as a composer. Your strengths or weaknesses remain unchanged.’

Credit: C. Fishel


    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 32 Votes: 59.38% Annoying
 
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